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A FREE Introduction To MIG Welding

Saturday, July 31, 2010
MIG welding, also called wire feed welding, costs less and takes less time than other techniques of welding.

TIG and ARC welding take a lot longer to do. Robots can be configured to perform mig welding, and then be placed in industrial manufacturing plants to weld with precision. Here's an explanation of what "Mig Welding" is.

It is defined as a continuous feed of electrically charged wire into the welding arc. This constant feed of wire allows the electrical connection to heat the metal and create beads of melted wire, which turn into welds when cooled.

A preferred technique these days. Here are few reasons for that:

1. Is reasonably simple to do.

2. The action of MIG welding requires a lot less time.

3. Is less expensive.

4. Robots can be configured to perform the process mechanically.

5. A shielding gas can be used in the process to create smoothly finished welds.

Using a shielding gas is called the Gas Metal Arc Welding. The shielding gas provides you with better control over the spatter of the molten pool of metal that is created. A variety of gases can currently be selected for this type of welding.

A MIG welder can work with nearly all kinds of metals. Mild steel and aluminum are popular metals used in this welding process.

You can find a variety of machines that range in cost, capabilities and size. In order for you to select the |appropriate welder for your particular needs, the maximum thickness of the metal you will be working with must be determined. Once you make that determination, you will be able to locate a welder that will be able to perform up to your expectations. You might want to consider purchasing a welder that is one size bigger than what you believe you will use. Since a time will come probably soon after purchase, when a project will require more power than you originally determined was your maximum that you needed.

You will also be required to buy tips and liners to keep your equipment working efficiently, and to extend the life of your MIG welding gun. Welders sometimes try to bang metal edges back into alignment or to loosen spatter by using the tip of the welding gun as a hammer. This is not advisable, as it will cause your equipment to break down more quickly.

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